Summary: This is a fantastic microphone for the price I use it both hand held and with stand and it has not let me down in either aspect. I am 100% happy with this microphone from every aspect of my live performances. It has allowed me to emotively express my performance better as well as control intonation and diction better. Also it has allowed me to make a much better foldback mix of vocals.
Summary: mic works fine but don't have the pick up range that I was expecting from it as I thought that conenser mics picked up from at three to four feet from front of mic.that maybe could have been made a little clearer to the buyer that this mic was more directional and for special purposes and not for use in open stage use or group singing.
Summary: This mic is specifically good on Female Vocals. The low end jumped out a little too much on Male Vocals but can be easily eq'd. I used it for lead vocalist at a weekend Festival with over 20 bands performing. Happy to add this to my arsenal.
Summary: I bought this mic (used) a couple of weeks ago, had 2 gigs with it and I couldn't be happier. You don't have to put your mouth right on the mic in order to sound good (like with most dynamic mics). The sound is very open airy with very clear presence. Too bad it costs so much new. If you can find it used for about $125.00 buy it...It does need phantom power.
Summary: I have an excellent female vocalist in my band, who has a dynamic range that few mics can accomodate. She goes from whisper-in-your-ear quiet to screaming banshee in a heartbeat. For some reason, the e865 handles this better than any mic I've tried on her, (and I have a diverse mic collection). The sound quality is first-rate, and it seems to be very rugged. I'm not afraid to record with it or take it out for a live performance.
Excerpt: La Sennheiser E 865 è uno dei microfoni a condensatore fase due disponibili da Sennheiser. Sapendo Sennheiser, non scherzare, e anche questo microfono, quello drammaticamente più economico dei due, l'altro è la E 965 Sennheiser per quasi tre volte il prezzo, è un quasi proibitivo $ 270.